Speakers

Andrew Laurie

In 2001, Andrew fell off a 100-foot cliff while skiing in Canada. He stopped breathing and broke much of his body from the waist up. Since then, Andrew has built an exceptional record of achievement in business as well as a unique breadth of non-business experience.

Bard Papegaaij

Bard is a philosopher, writer, practitioner and teacher with a deep compassion for the human condition and a burning desire to help people live better lives, do better work and create a more sustainable and socially connected society in the process.

Louise Ransome

Louise Ransome is a Presenter, Reporter and Producer for FOX Sports News and Australian News Channel (Sky News), a position she has held since 2011.

Claire Madden

Claire Madden is a social researcher and Director of Research at the internationally recognised McCrindle Research. Armed with her research methodologies, business acumen and communication skills, Claire effectively bridges the gap between the emerging generations and the business leaders and educators of today.

Michael Ellis

Michael is the Head of Culture at Vinomofo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies and a leader in innovation, disruption and values-based company culture.

Alex Tulio

Over a career spanning more than twenty years, Alex has developed a deep level of experience in growing and transforming businesses into profitable enterprises.

Justin Dry

Justin Dry is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-Founder + CEO of Vinomofo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies.

Al jeffery

Al Jeffery is an internationally renowned community-architect, integrative performance facilitator, and mindfulness coach. As a ‘millennial’ himself, he connects wisdom from across generations to help clients create vibrant inter-generational and human-centered places. 

Steven Scheeler

Stephen partners with Australia's business leaders to help them master digital strategy, culture & leadership, and build innovative, global, billion-dollar businesses.

Jaquie Scammell

Jaquie is a renowned Customer Relations expert helping organisations transform their customer service culture. She has helped thousands of people develop their social intelligence to be high performers in the service sector. She speaks from the heart and you can feel her infectious energy from the stage.

A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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